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August 28, 2011

Winds Taper; Record Rivers

To view Geoff Fox’s 2 pm weather forecast, click here.

Rain is done.
Wind is done. (except in Eastern CT)
Rivers are rising.

Perhaps I overstated the wind impact in my last update. At least we were prepared. Now the cleanup begins.

August 28, 2011

Rain’s Almost Over, Wind’s Next…

We’re not out of the woods yet.

In fact, the storm isn’t even halfway done. After a night of heavy rains, and a few hours of gusty winds around 30-40 mph, the morning doesn’t appear too bad out there, but Town and State officials are warning residents to stay home. All over town, debris and small tree branches have fallen onto roadways and power lines. Police, fire, and public works crews are patrolling the town while they can before the brunt of the winds are expected to pick up over the next few hours.

Corn Blown Over in Brookdale St. Garden

Powerlines have been pulled down in a number of places around town and police found a transformer separated from a pole in the middle of Spindle Hill Rd. this morning. County Rd. has clumps of leaves with larger branches found on the way into Southington. Sporadic traffic lights are out. With the risk of falling tree limbs – and whole trees – the risk of being on the road isn’t worth any reason to be out.

Trees are reported to be leaning out of the ground at a greater angle than usual. The adjacent picture explains it all. This corn garden at the rear

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